Part 3: The Upper Canyon, Days 2-4

Part 3: The Upper Canyon, Days 2-4 “I do not believe that any man can adequately appreciate the world of to-day unless he has some knowledge of — a little more than a slight knowledge, some feeling for and of — the history of the world of the past.” – Theodore Roosevelt Warning, this one…

Part 2: The Upper Canyon, Day 1

Part 2: The Upper Canyon, Day 1 “Nothing prepares you for the Grand Canyon. No matter how many times you read about it or see it pictured, it still takes your breath away. Your mind, unable to deal with anything on this scale, just shuts down and for many long moments you are a human…

Part 1: Getting to the River

After blogging daily for 7 weeks during my road trip around the US, I swore to myself I’d let go of my writing addiction for my 2-week trip to the Grand Canyon and wouldn’t blog about it – you know, sort of like a vacation. Well, here I am, blogging about it! Hi. My name…

Last Day in Nashville, TN

“Dark and silent late last night, I think I might have heard the highway calling, geese in flight and dogs that bite, and signs that might be omens say I’m going, going I’m gone to Carolina in my mind” – James Taylor Miles traveled: 0.0 Today is day 50 of my road trip and also…

Nashville, Day 3

“Oh, Dixie Land, I hope you understand, When I miss my Carolina Home, And I’ve been away way too long, I can’t see this world unless I go, Outside my Southern Comfort Zone.” – Brad Paisley Miles traveled: 20.4 I started my day today going to a little hidden gem in Nashville – a state…

Nashville, Day 2

“Take what you can from your dreams, make them as real as anything” – Dave Matthews Band Miles traveled: 0.0 Today was another great day in the city of Nashville! After breakfast, I made my way back downtown to the Sobo area to walk around and browse the ridiculously voluminous selection of boots. Lots and…

Lexington, KY to Nashville, TN

“I’ve been a long time gone now, maybe someday, someday I’m gonna settle down, But I’ve always found my way somehow, by taking the long way” – Dixie Chicks Miles traveled: 231.8 Sure I could have made it to Nashville in far less time and miles by hopping on an interstate. But that’s just not…

Bardstown, KY to Lexington, KY

“I can’t tell you how or where I’m heading now, But, the winding of the road is steadying my soul.” – Ashley Monroe Miles traveled: 93.2 This morning I walked around downtown Bardstown, stopped in a couple of local shops, and took in the scenery. It was simply too perfect of a day outside, so…

Baltimore, MD to Louisville, KY

“Wheels are gonna rust if they don’t turn enough, And so the story goes.” – Ashley Monroe Miles traveled: 656.1 I decided to take the ‘long’, DC-traffic-free way to Louisville, KY. After dealing with New York traffic a few days ago, I just had no desire to tempt fate with DC traffic on a Monday…

Hello Again, Baltimore!

“I’m just a traveller, on this earth, Sure as my heart’s behind the pocket of my shirt” – Chris Stapleton Miles traveled: 0.0 I have clean clothes!!! Until next time… Kidding. But I really do have nothing but clean clothes in the Jeep now! And I’m pumped about it. Generally speaking, I absolutely enjoy doing…